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rules and conditions

  1. All competitions must be entered for online or by post on an official entry form which can be downloaded here
  2. Entry fees must accompany completed entry forms. Entry fees will not be refunded unless a competition is cancelled.
  3. The closing date for postal entries is Friday 27th January 2017. Please forward entries to Newpark Music Centre, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
  4. Online entries will close on Friday 3rd of February 2017.
  5. Ages shall be reckoned from 1st January 2017.
  6. No candidate may enter a competition in which they won first prize in the previous year.
  7. Where competitors are asked to play one piece, this means one short piece or one movement of a work.
  8. Where there is a large entry for a given class, the competition will be divided into reasonable sizes, each being a separate competition.
  9. Competitions will not be held unless they have three or more entries.
  10. Copies of music to be performed should be provided for the adjudicator.
  11. The adjudicator’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into, under any circumstances.
  12. There will not be an official accompanist provided by the festival organisers, however, we will be happy to recommend accompanists to those interested.